The Crown Jewel match between Braun Strowman and Omos led to Strowman making some interesting comments that were supported by WWE’s Corey Graves.
At WWE Crown Jewel, the 6’8” and 335-pound Braun Strowman faced off against Omos, who stands at 7’3” and 416 pounds. It was a matchup between two of the biggest wrestlers in WWE history with Strowman having to look up to face off against Omos.
In a match that went just under seven minutes, Omos controlled most of the action until Strowman avoided a charging Omos in the corner and Strowman hit a running powerslam for the pinfall win.
After the match, Strowman sent out some tweets that created controversy by joking that they got “47 stars” as a match rating while mentioning “flippy floppers” in reference to wrestling matches where the performers do a lot of aerial moves. Strowman also posted a video of himself doing a backflip from a standing position, which is incredible for a man of his size.
Following the comments from Strowman on social media, it was reported that the big man had some “backstage heat” with people in the company since he took shots at the in-ring style of some wrestlers. One unnamed wrestler told Fightful Select: Wrestling is everything. There’s very little truly right and wrong. He didn’t come up in the business doing the things that a lot of those people did, so he probably doesn’t understand.”
Strowman did have some backup in the form of WWE Raw announcer Corey Graves, who talked about it WWE’s After The Bell podcast.
“To everyone on the internet who is all up Braun’s ass and Braun being proud of himself and declaring that, in his opinion, that was the greatest big man match of all time. Look, it doesn’t have to be your opinion, everyone is entitled to their opinion. It’s a subjective business. Braun delivered and Braun was feeling himself. He got a whole bunch of people up in arms about him saying, ‘I’m the best.’ That’s what this game is now. This game is about self-promotion. This game leans a lot more these days toward Logan Paul than the days of old where you had Mean Gene (Okerlund) or Kevin Patrick standing backstage trying to convey a feeling. This business isn’t about wins and losses, it’s about emotion. It’s not about moves, it’s about feelings.”
“Yes, there is a place, I’m a fan of technical wrestling, I love a good high-flier, I love Ricochet and all these guys. I’m not disparaging them at all, but this is a buffet, particularly in WWE. We have something for everybody. if you don’t like the flippy guys, here comes the giants. If you don’t like the giants, watch this, we have the best athletes in the world. We have the best technical wrestlers in the world. Relax everybody. This is a guy who wanted to get people talking, and he did. Guess what, Braun is not losing any sleep. As he himself admits, it’s all about his bank account these days. I’m sure the monster is sleeping pretty well these nights.”
Braun Strowman is a part of WWE’s Smackdown brand while Omos is on Raw, so it’s unknown if or when they will cross paths again.